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Apollo battling Python at Delphi | Greek vase, Athenian black figure white-ground lekythos

K5.12 APOLLON & PYTHON

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre Ca1915
Beazley Archive Number: 352170
Ware: Attic Black Figure (White Ground)
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Beldam Class
Date: ca 470 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Apollon, seated on the omphalos stone of Delphoi, and beside the Delphic tripod, shoots arrows at the monster Python, the old guardian of the shrine. The beast is depicted with a woman's head and breast, matching the peot Hesiod's description of Ekhidna.

ARTICLES

Apollon, Python, Ekhidna

 
 
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